Mary Kathleen Havey

July 15, 1931 – February 23, 2018

Kathleen (O’Brien) Havey passed away on February 23, 2018 to join her lifelong love, William Francis Havey in heaven. She was a loving wife and mother of 10 children. Kathleen was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, MO who attended St. Mary’s elementary school in Lee’s Summit and then St. Mary’s boarding school in Leavenworth, KS. Mom married Bill (Mickey) Havey on October 10, 1953 and together they raised their 10 children in the Catholic faith at Visitation Parish in Kansas City. They worked side-by-side running a successful family business for 45 years. Mom was one of those pioneer women who both raised a family and worked outside of the home. Kathleen is preceded in death by her loving husband Bill of 62 years, her parents Luke and Frances O’Brien, infant daughter, Mary, grandson, William Havey-Mayoral, sisters Patricia Walsh and Eileen Donovan, and brothers Frank, Larry and Tom O’Brien. Kathleen is survived by her children Jan (Joel) Hadfield, Bridget Havey, Colleen (Wally) Wiedeman, Brien (Judi) Havey, Kathleen (Dan) Kellerman, Eileen (Harold) Mitts, Molly (Jeff) Mincher, Sean Havey, Megan (Brian) Black and Matthew Havey. She also leaves behind 39 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren as well as her sisters Betty Markey, Anne Mulcahey and Mary Raimo and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at St. Thomas More Church with a mass of Christian burial immediately following at 1:00pm. Private internment at Mount Olivet cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lakemary Center in Paola, KS (

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